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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by ScottD3, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. Bradderz_1988
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    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    [Mar 6, 2013]
    Im tempted as these will be my winter wheels soon i was thinking mirror caps and possibly the front bumper side inserts (the painted bits around the grills). But then it might be a bit to much ??
  2. ScottD3
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter

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    No idea mate. I can't picture it in my head.
    You might be able to carry it off but it would waste of money to do it and pull it off.

    See what you think of grill over time and rethink the other bits.

    I'm out of this colour at the moment. So if you wanted it we will have to order some more, a lot more.
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    Reinstalled my PODI boost gauge & created a detailed fitting guide.
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    Foxmeister Fired Up!

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    Scott, have you become the official Plastdip spray painty applicator type person for ASN in my absence???
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter

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    [Mar 9, 2013]
    You live!!

    I guess I have.

    I must do more!!
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    Foxmeister Fired Up!

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    Im still surviving mate, just busy overseas still and lost interest in the car, but im coming back soon and be back onto it then!
  7. Bradderz_1988
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    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    [Mar 27, 2013]
    Fitted S4 facelift rear bumper (no pics im affraid) as it needs flat and polishing but painters didnt have time and there not in till next week and saturday ill be matching the bumpers with some S4 skirts and door trims :) !!!
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    tonya4 TDi Powerrrr

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    [Mar 27, 2013]
    finished fitting bucket style front seats,new thermostat,fluids checked and air filter changed.

    tony
  9. Bradderz_1988
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    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    [Mar 30, 2013]
    Fitted my S4 sideskirts and door mouldings had to remove the sill trims completely but will possibly fit s4 ones at some point.

    heres a pic but not the best.

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    TrisLC Member

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    [Mar 30, 2013]
    Looks good, how difficult were they to fit?
  11. Bradderz_1988
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    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    Id say the most difficult bit was removing the adhesive for the sill trims the rest was a doddle really took me best part of 3 hours would probably be more like 2 if i did it again !!

    just need a new set of 18" LM REPS and a subtle drop and ill be happy well after its had a little paint work here and there !!
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    BBS LM look amazing on the B5 IMO, especially when the car is in black.

    Really nice car you've got there mate, I'd love to stick an S4 bumper and some skirts on mine but they would have to come up at the right price to make it viable.
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    [Mar 31, 2013]
    I've been putting off fitting the skirts for ages. Did you drill and rivet all the proper S4 brakcets on underneath?
  14. Bradderz_1988
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    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    nope i used super velcro were the original stuff goes then were the rear skirt trim goes one rivet at that end then at the front just the exsiting torx 25's, for front skirt trim i drilled the wing lip and riveted but had no clips so a load of tiger seal on the wing and trim making sure none weeped out, as for the brackets underneath all i did was use about four self taping number plate screws each side with the black caps on and put some tiger seal on the screws just for a bit of a seal, probably not the best way to do it but looks good either way and i though id hit a snag with the door trims (the ones that the painted ones clip to) as the captive nuts were all shot/not there but you dont actually need them there a pretty snug fit and easy to adjust without the screw in !!!

    Tools needed :-
    phillips screwdriver
    rivet gun
    drill with 1/8 drill bit
    stanley blade
    vice grips (to remove captives of your exsiting mouldings as no doubt they will be seized)
    a rag or old t-shirt to remove adhesive
    i used pre buffing spray that we have to balance wheels and do punctures with from apaseal
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    [Mar 31, 2013]
    Coilovers finally fitted

    well happy, may lower it even further at the back :yum:

    Attached Files:

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    Chriscooke Clueless!

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    Looks great. The ride height of the b5 is the thing I like the least about it.
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    [Mar 31, 2013]
    Fitted my s3 5.3litre washer bottle! Woot, only half as much washer refilling from here on out! IMO a very worthy mod for any A3 with the piddly little washer bottles.
    Now I'll be sourcing the rest of the parts for the retro headlight washer installation.

    Also polished other halfs yellow headlights using maguires headlight restoration kit. £20 seems a bit steep, but now I know whats involved I can buy cheeper buffing pads for next time! Very good in the box kit though if you havent a clue and your lights are yellowed!
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    cheers mate yeh they definately sit too high as standard its bugged me since the day i brought it but happy days now
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    TED7 Couldn't Find Reverse Gear

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    [Mar 31, 2013]
    I sold this unfortunately.
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    and did a trial fit of this.
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  20. Bradderz_1988
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    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    Well this morning went and did the exhaust swap with B5QUAT what a ball ache the downpipe nuts were on the Milltek but got there in the end after a few cups a tea and the morning spent on my back, really happy with the milltek and was good to meet a fellow forum member thats on my doorstep top guy and a good day chatting ******** !!!
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    Cloning my car Brad? LMAO
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    [Apr 1, 2013]
    Made this little video on tunig for the RS3, all tongue in cheek, hope you enjoy:

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  23. Bradderz_1988
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    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    i wish, just need a stroker now lol
  24. ScottD3
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter

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    [Apr 2, 2013]
    Fitted my new dash.
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    And gave her a polish.
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    300 miles later and she's dirty again. :(
  25. Bradderz_1988
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    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    Went ahead and debadged the arse end but left the quattro for now.

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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter

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    [Apr 11, 2013]
    Don't like it.
    Sorry dude, it just looks out of place bit like your parking. :thumbsup:
    What is going on with that?
    If the parking thread was working I'd post your pic in it. :ninja:




    This fell off my car.

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    Time for some new ones.
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    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    One step closer to looking like mine,LOL
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    AR-rkon likes this.
  28. ScottD3
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    haha. its close.

    Bradders has a better looking exhaust though. :ninja:
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    [Apr 11, 2013]
    Oddly they are both miltek now(Was an early pic with the s4 exhaust on it), but i CBA to clean mine,lol
  30. Bradderz_1988
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    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    Im tempted to go for the black and red quattro badge with either gloss black or red rings ?? As for parking i was nearly late for work so ditched it but as you can see its down to one of the salesman parking off but i did only get a ticket not so long back lol
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    Scott,

    The Avant had the same fault with a door blade - I ended up getting one from Audi for about £25.
    E-bay only seemed to do sets for £100 or so when i looked.
    The Audi part had a plastic channel in place of the metal one so no more rusting.
    I also had a couple of those plastic clips fall off so drilled off the stump an refitted them with very small rivets (I used ordinary pop rivets)
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    I now have the red quattro badges on mine, how freaky huh.

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a4-s4-...ead-std-scroll-eliminator-14.html#post1724809
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    Although your car works, so you are ahead of me currently,lol
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    The exhaust looks mile better than the standard item. I was thinking of doing the same with my rear badges, but removing the quattro badge and refitting it slightly further up.

    The black and red badges would look subtle on your car
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    [Apr 12, 2013]
    not technically today, but bit of an update over the last few months:
    - Sourced all the parts required for my wideband conversion (circa £30)
    - Rewired the engine bay for wideband
    - Fitted, played with and subsequently broke my Wideband ECU
    - Sourced a replacement ecu - flashed and fitted it
    - Sourced a K04-023 core (New) and housings to be machined to fit
    - Fitted new stereo with bluetooth and made my car NFC with my new phone.
    - Made Custom heatshield for air filter to create a bit of space for a catch can.

    Next jobs;
    - Reassemble turbo after machining and fit it
    - Fit the Saab Red injectors and 3" MAF
    - Buy and fit Catch can and remove all PCV junk
    - Remap no 3
    - Fit new Gauge pod collection (EGT, Boost and Oil press) into centre vents

    and, erm, theres prob more to come....
  35. ScottD3
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    [Apr 12, 2013]
    Should have bought a diesel. lol

    I got my new wheels.
    Should fit them tomorrow if the weather is nice or at least dry.
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    nothing too technical just some Porsche oil and coolant caps from wotmotorsports bought them yesterday fitted today that's what I like no waiting. Its the small things that make a difference.
  37. ScottD3
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter

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    [Apr 12, 2013]
    Got these delivered, bagged up and wedged in the back of Audrey.
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    Nick101 Boost fiend

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    After my central locking stopped working Wednesday I won a 4A0 (Audi 80) pump off eBay for a tenna and swapped it over today.

    Thanks Bradderz for your thread with pics, helped a lot!

    Was a really easy job, chuffed I have c/l again now, was doing my head in.
  39. Bradderz_1988
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    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    not a problem mate !
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    Have you bagged them up purely to use them pointless bags? ;)

    When are the wheels going on?

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